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pull over their suspect on mason and bush streets. they say he was in a stolen car. police believe that their suspect is 29-year-old duncan philips. he is also a suspect in a robbery that happened in benicia on tuesday. on- and off-ramps have been closed since 11 p.m. last night. this, however, is the really affecting traffic at this point. but it might change throughout the morning. they say they don't know how long this will go on. in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. thank you. there's breaking news in milpitas. the search is on for a man who reportedly exchanged gunfire with officers. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us streets in the area have shut down. cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. take a look. i want to show you that, yes, there are streets closed in the area. there's a lot of police activity. we see here's milpitas police fire trucks in the area.
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the roads that are closed that we are able to confirm is jacklin road between arizona and campbell. they are closing off the road. we heard from our kcbs partners they won't expect to be open until 7 a.m. there was an officer-involved shooting in the area. we are waiting for the public information officer to arrive on scene to confirm that but we heard that milpitas police were trying to pull over a man in a tan honda and then took off, jumped out of the car and reportedly fired shots at officers. again, these are reports that we are hearing. we are waiting for police confirmation in the next cummins. we are hoping that we can confirm this more in detail but to give you an idea of the area right here, there are three schools here. a middle school, high school and elementary school in this area so that's why they are roping off this area to make sure it is secure. but again these are just initial reports that we're
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hearing at the moment. we are expecting milpitas police to bring out a representative hopefully in the next few minutes so we can give you a definite on what is going on in this area. live in milpitas, cate caugiran, cbs 5. 5:02. a fremont woman suffered minor injuries when police say her boyfriend tried to hang her from a tree. the woman's hands were tied behind her back. a noose was placed around her neck but police say when her boyfriend went inside she got her cell phone out of her back pocket and called 911. >> had the officers not got there in time, what do you think would have happened? >> he would have killed her. he would have hung her from that rope. >> police say 31-year-old daniel howard used the woman as a shield when they finally arrived. he made a run for it but was arrested for attempted murder. howard's brother was at the home at the time and says he was probably high on meth. the woman was not badly injured. 15-year-old is expected to be tried as an adult for a
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deadly crime spree in san jose. the teenager could go to court today. he is accused along with 26- year-old jonathan wilbanks of a series of crimes that happened earlier this month. police say the two robbed four businesses, killed a man during a carjacking attempt, and had a shootout with police 10 days ago. two would-be robbers had a surprise when they went into a jewelry store in east san jose and started shooting. the woman behind the counter apparently had a gun too. she fired back. no one was hit by any of the gunfire near king and story roads. but the two suspects ran out, sped away in a black suv without any stolen jewelry. a san francisco sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty to bank robbery charges. prosecutors say fingerprints and surveillance video linked 36-year-old the man to a holdup of a bank of america. he is free on bail. it's 5:04.
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let's check the weather. apparently we need to get the galoshes out. >> armageddon is coming! >> maybe the canoes, too. today looks okay but it's tomorrow and thursday and friday and saturday and sunday that things get wet in the bay area. quick look at the numbers show that it's a mild start to your tuesday morning. readings mostly in the mid-40s to mid-50s under overcast skies. not much fog. we can seat bay bridge this morning in the headlines increasing clouds and winds pick up rain spreading south tonight. late tonight in the north bay and then around the mid time of the morning commute tomorrow. you always hate to say 8:00 tomorrow morning because you can't call it that closely but sometime during the morning commute tomorrow morning the rain will spread into the central bay area tomorrow. today we set the stage for this. low pressure that's spinning out of the south and that will increase the clouds, rain and wind for wednesday, thursday, friday.
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forecast highs for today not bad. low to mid-60s. it's in the extended forecast that we get wet and we stay wet. rain and wind gale watches posted and it will stay wet through the weekend. there is flooding potential with this. we'll have more in a few minutes. we need to get a traffic update so here's elizabeth. >> toward the bay bridge usually the best indicator of how traffic is flowing across the bay area and it looks okay right now approaching the pay gates. you may have heard us mention at the top of the hour treasure island is shut down. police standoff since 11:00 last night. so on the upper deck, you may notice a few cars there. on the off-ramp towards treasure island but it's not impacting traffic on the upper deck towards the tunnel and up the incline. a live look at traffic conditions on the upper deck on live drive time sensors still all green across the upper deck. here's a live look past the treasure island commute. a couple of cars moving at top
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speeds towards the skyway. police activity an officer shoved shooting that stretch of jacklin road still shut down between arizona avenue and campbell street. they are still looking for a suspect. that is a check of traffic. back to you guys >> thank you. san jose is asking the public for help in choosing the city's next police chief. the city is holding public hearings to talk about a replacement for chris moore, who will retire at the and of january. moore has been chief for only two years. the head of the police union says his successor will have some issues to deal with. >> our police department is falling apart. we have more people leaving. we have another two going to los gatos on top of 3 who went to redwood city another three or four who went to santa cruz. >> the fresno police chief and the sacramento chief are two of the people mentioned as possible candidates. 5:07. the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya will be the focus as susan rice holds
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meetings with key lawmakers. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations has been criticized by some republicans for comments she made shortly after those attacks. at the time, she said at tax stemmed from a protest against an anti-islam video. rice is considered a possible nominee to replace the outgoing hillary clinton as the secretary of state. meanwhile, lawmakers on capitol hill are jockeying for position right now in efforts to fix the federal budget and avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." if they don't reach a deal by the end of the year, tax hikes and across the board budget cuts will automatically kick in. susan mcginnis has more on today's efforts to get democrats and republicans a little closer together. reporter: president obama will begin a media blitz this week highlighting his efforts to steer clear of the "fiscal cliff." he will first meet with small business owners at the white house today. at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, fellow democrat senator dick durbin will give what's being called a major speech laying out a case
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for a bipartisan deal. durbin's a member of the senate's gang of 8, four democrats and four republicans who have collaborated on ways to reduce the nation's debt for 2 1/2 year. democratic senator mark warner is also in the gang and says democrats are willing to put entitlements like medicaid and medicare on the negotiating table. >> the math just doesn't work anymore not because the programs are bad but because thank goodness we're living a lot longer. >> reporter: republicans are also signalling they are more open to compromise. they say they will agree to raising tax revenue by limiting deductions for the wealthy. >> without compromising our principles we recognize that while democrats don't run this town neither do we. >> reporter: but the two sides remain far apart on the main sticking point. republicans oppose any increase in tax rates for the wealthy. the president refuses to sign any legislation extending the current tax rates to the top 2% of earners. the president has been in negotiations with house speaker john boehner and has said he is
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willing to put almost anything on the table except social security. he wants to deal with that separately next year. but republicans want all entitlements included in talks. they want the president to make the first move with an initial proposal. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. many cities are looking to cut pension costs in light of budget problems one bay area city is looking to buck the trend. antioch leaders are considering increasing retirement benefits for future employees hired from other cities. the goal, to entice veteran police officers to come to the city. >> they are not going to want to come from a 3% [ indiscernible ] because it adds years until they get to retirement. >> tonight the city council will take up the idea of increasing pensions. new rating system puts san francisco at the top of cities when it comes to protecting rights of the lgbt community. the human rights campaign gives san francisco, san diego, long
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beach and l.a. perfect 100 scores on the antidiscrimination efforts. other bay area cities ranked lower. vallejo had only a 52 out of 100. concord 64. richmond 65. and santa rosa came in at 59. later today two city leaders who were assassinated 34 years ago will be remembered in san francisco. mayor george moscone and supervisor harvey milk were killed on this day back in 1978. they were shot by former supervisor dan white. today there will be a ceremony on the steps of city hall featuring san francisco gay men's chorus that will be followed by a candlelight march to milk's former camera store in the castro. i was at cal when that happened. >> you remember that day? >> i do actually. rebecca moscone the mayor's daughter was in class with me that day. it's hard to believe it was 34 years ago. time now 5:11. coming up, without a life jacket. a man holds on for dear life
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for seven hours. >> and it's a sand dune debate. the little flower some say should keep a daly city development from going up. and they are great on the gridiron and off. coming up, meet the pop warner team taking another shot at the national title.
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capsized." " man tread water f when we came the on scene this was the only thing he was holding on to. he probably weighed up to 220 pounds and unfortunately, he was unable to get to his life jacket when the vessel capsized. >> lucky guy, too. this man tread water for 7 hours off the coast of florida until fishermen came to his rescue. he was in a boat with his brother when it capsized. his brother swam to shore to get help while that guy clung to the top of a cooler and waited as he was taken to the hospital to be checked out but he is just fine though. very lucky guy did not have a life jacket but that cooler top apparently saved his life. 7 hours treading water. >> he is lucky. time now 5:15. let's get straight to elizabeth who is monitoring a lot this morning but apparently obviously the breaking news we're dealing with on treasure
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island. >> you cannot get on the island right now. if you have been watching since early this morning, there was a police standoff late last night so they remain shut down. it's not impacting traffic on the main lines of the freeway on the upper deck or lower deck. you may see police cars but the main lines are moving at top speeds from the pay gates to the skyway. on city secrets in milpitas, there was an -- on city streets in milpitas, there was an officer-involved shooting. they shut down this stretch of jacklin road. closed between arizona avenue and campbell street. it is close to milpitas high. that stretch is closed until further notice. the main lines of the freeway, westbound 237, a live look through milpitas, it is still very light through the silicon valley towards san jose. we are seeing a lot of green traffic sensors. bart always a good option and so far, so good all bart trains
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still running on time. our biggest difference from yesterday is really the fog. let's check some of the live traffic cameras. free and clear this morning through the dublin-pleasanton area. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> and that was music for brian. >> here i am to tell you that elizabeth is right. there's less fog this morning than yesterday morning. out the door, the numbers are a little bit mild. proceedings are only from the mid-40s to the mid-50s. and so that's not so bad. but this is all the calm before the storm. the storm arriving about 26 hours from now in the bay area. and gale warnings are already posted for the offshore waters. the blue that you see there refers to wind advisories that will be hoisted in the bay area tonight. offshore wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour and over the altamont pass and pacheco pass and through the hills, it's going to be windy the north bay, santa cruz mountains, all of that that's tomorrow because of this low pressure that's out in the eastern pacific is going to be heading toward the bay
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area. that's a warm direction so it's not going to be this -- this first go is not a cold storm. we get clouds, wind and rain. this is a model of what's going to happen over the next 24 hours. this is today. clouds, clouds, clouds. this is tonight, watch the left- hand side of the screen. wham! this really well defined front begins to move into the bay area just offshore at this time at 5:00 tomorrow morning. if you are heading out of sfo today, okay, mostly cloudy, southwest winds. here's some of the main gateway destinations. pretty good weather in the southland and in new york they will get some rain. pinpoint forecast for the bay area numbers in the low 60s today. cloudy skies and then get ready to get wet. increasing clouds lead to rain on wednesday. on thursday, we really get hit as well as friday and saturday. finally on sunday and monday we'll begin to ease it off but look out we could get flooding in the bay area. >> not so good.
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there's a big sand dune dilemma in daly city. environmentalists, developers and residents are all at odds over a big sand hill near mill side park. as cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez shows us, it's all over a rare flower that's blooming there. >> i don't think building houses up here is progress. >> reporter: environmentalists ken macintyre with san bruno mountain watch shows me a rare flower in bloom. >> this is the endanger plant. about 50% of the total world population of this plant is on these dunes. the rest is in the presidio in san francisco. >> reporter: they grow in the ancient shifting dunes above daly city in particular they grow on the hillside above a neighborhood that just recently experienced a frightening mud slide a major pipe burst sending 48,000 gallons of water and sand down the hill burying more than a dozen cars,
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narrowly missing the houses. now some neighbors worry the hillside might be compromised so they are paying special attention to a development at the top to build 8 homes on an acre in the middle of the dunes. even before the mud slide ken had already been negotiating with the developer to change his mind. >> we hope to purchase it. we would like daly city to back our effort to purchase this and then accept it into their park system. >> we have to do all we can to make sure we maintain open space at san bruno mountain. >> reporter: a daly city councilman says the council will do due diligence before any approval or disapproval. >> you have to be sure any decision you make that those residents down below are safe and you can sure i'm going to make sure that happens. it is 5:20 right now. don't believe everything you read online. the latest facebook hoax going around. >> and a three bounce, a three- pointer. a lucky shot in our play of the day.
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one bounce top of the backboard and -- [ sound effect ] >> -- right in the center of the net. >> you know. >> i like that sound effect. do it again. [ sound effect ] >> great shot, three bouncer right through. but brooklyn beat the knicks 96- 89 in overtime. >> how do you do that? >> what? make that sound effect? no, no. the sound effect more impressive. >> only twice. across the bay from the home of the world champion giants a group of young oakland athletes is also headed to a championship game. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers introduces us to a group of student athletes who soar on the field and in the classroom. >> reporter: the snap, the tackle, the whistle. take a close look. these kids playing pop warner on a soccer field in west oakland are some of the best child football players in the country. >> this whole year we only got scored on one time. >> when it gets to game time, we're ready and focused. >> this is the top of the
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echelon. this is where the rubber meets the road. >> reporter: vice president kenneth smith isn't just a proud coach talking up his team. the east bay warriors have beat the best to go to the national championship in florida three times. and this year, they did it undefeated. these kids are the cream of the crop. there are 1200 teams in each division and only 24 make it to nationals. that's just 2%. >> it takes hard work, pride and discipline. >> reporter: discipline that extends off the field. most of these players have grade point averages above 3.5. >> so not only are they athletic, they're smart. >> reporter: and they're being cheered on by a squad that's also going national. the girls cheer squad placed first in regionals this year. they say it's not just stunts they're learning. >> team work. confident because i think my team has what it takes to win first. >> reporter: the kind of determination that their coaches know won't end with pop warner. >> everything that my coaches
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have taught me shows me what to do, and believe in me and just going to follow me everywhere i go. >> reporter: in oakland, christin ayers, cbs 5. >> good luck to them of the they're a great group of kids. >> i believe they go to orlando and a number of all the other teams play there, as well. it's really in a big football field like the whole shabang. >> all right. >> we're pulling for them. 5:25. some developing news out of the south bay. shots fired and now the search for a gunman in milpitas. >> and a tough story here. hands tied and a noose around her neck. how bay area police say they stopped a man from hanging his girlfriend. >> one person is dead on treasure island. the island is closed to the public. some people haven't been able to go home since last night. i'll have more details and we'll show you exclusive video from the scene.
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car chase has just ended on treasure island. >> a standoff between police and a gunman shuts down access to treasure island. >> a bay area man is under arrest after police tell us that he tried to hang his girlfriend from a backyard tree. >> the woman on the phone had her hands tied behind her back, noose around her neck and her angry boyfriend was coming back. >> he told her he was going to kill her and he was planning to hang her. >> a mellow monday night at the gym turned into some drama. somebody poured too much aromatic oil on the rocks in the steam room. >> we will be the bull's eye for a lot of tropical moisture. >> i was screaming, my child is being born, call 911. >> the baby was coming and there wasn't anytime to get to the hospital. >> the guy was yelling he's having a baby. >> i want to start. i think i should. but it's not my decision. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories
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that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." and i'm michelle griego. time is 5- we c good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, november 27, very busy morning. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 5:30. we continue to follow a pair of developing news stories this morning. a standoff with an armed suspect has shut down treasure island. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is here in san francisco with new word from officers at the scene. >> reporter: good morning. we just found out that the suspect is dead. we have no more details aside from that fact but here's some live video from the scene. we just got that information minutes ago. this is following a standoff that lasted more than 6 hours and started last night. this shutdown of treasure island, nobody has been able to get on off or. here's video of the suspect holding a gun to his head surrounded by police. police tried to pull him over last night in downtown san
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francisco around 11:00 on mason and bush streets. >> suspect drove away, began running red lights. the officers initiated pursuit. at this point during the pursuit the suspect fired his weapon at least once at the officers. as the pursued wound up on the bay bridge, it terminated here on treasure island. >> reporter: the suspect finally stopped on the treasure island off ramped and police said he was threatening suicide. they had crisis negotiators trying to talk him into surrenders. officers fired two flash bags. police believe the man is 29- year-old duncan philips, also a suspect in a robbery in benicia on tuesday. police attempted to pull him over because they say he was in a stolen car. police were keeping people off of the island because they said it was too dangerous. so what's happening sense last night is people who live on
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treasure island have been meeting at the transbay bus terminal. red cross has been there to provide assistance. but again the latest development is that that suspect is dead. we are still trying to get more details on that. in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. another piece of developing news this in milpitas at this hour. a search is on right now for a man who reportedly was in a shootout with police officers. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the scene where streets are still shut down. cate. >> reporter: michelle, frank, that is exactly right. we are hearing that jacklin road between arizona and campbell shut down. you can see there's still quite a bit of police activity. milpitas police and fire trucks were here earlier still taking photos of the scene now and gathering evidence. we have some video of it earlier, as well. we heard reports of an officer- involved shooting but chp was able to confirm that shots were fired in this area and now police are on the lookout for a suspect. what is unconfirmed at this point is that milpitas police
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tried to pull over a man in a tan honda and then that man took off. we don't know if there was a chase involved but we can confirm shots were fired in the area. we don't know if the officer or suspect were hurt. right now a perimeter is set up, the roads in the area are blocked at jacqueline between arizona and campbell. to give you an idea of this area, this is a highly residential neighborhood. and we were able to pass about three schools in the area immediately just down the street from us milpitas high school and elementary school and middle school. so there is still quite a bit of activity going on. we are waiting for the public information if to show up on scene to get more details. we are live in milpitas, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. both these breaking news stories are causing problems with traffic. liz, what's going on? >> thanks. the big question is, is this
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impacting the bay bridge commute, the treasure island police standoff? no. we are still seeing good traffic conditions across the upper deck. you may notice a few police cars blocking that treasure island off-ramp because again it remains shut down. you cannot access treasure island. there is no getting in and out. we'll go to the maps and show you still all green on the live drive time sensors. this is a live look past treasure island traffic coming into san francisco towards the skyway. metering lights haven't been turned on yet so no major delays behind the the pay gates. but they don't have an eto when they will reopen the off-ramps. we'll let you know if it causes problems a little later in the morning drive. a live look at sensors also in milpitas our other breaking news story jacklin road shut down, the latest location between arizona and campbell south of milpitas high. so the main lines of the freeway again in milpitas at 880/237 are fine.
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this is a situation, investigation continues just impacting city streets in that residential neighborhood. quick note, bart all trains on time always a good option and today is no exception. looks good in all directions. that is a check of "timesaver traffic." for more on your forecast, got big changes heading our way. >> as if all that weren't enough we have tropical moisture with a bull's eye on the bay area in the next 72 hours. today is going to be okay but tomorrow and the rest of the week looks wet. right now much less fog than yesterday with temperatures mostly in the mid-50s to mid- 40s. gale warnings already posted in advance of this. offshore waters, winds up to 55 miles an hour. today will be okay, clouds up top and the readings in the low to mid-60s. this is all by way of setting the stage. first clouds, then rain, and in the extended forecast today's cloudy and then by this time tomorrow. rain will begin to light up the echoes over the hi-def streaming radar at the north bay first then spreading south over the rest of the bay area
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in the later hours of wednesday morning. then we get hit hard on thursday and on friday and saturday. that's priming everything all the water sheds for the potential at least of flooding so you know where you are. now, guerneville along the russian river, napa river in the north bay. at least pay attention to the forecast for the next 72 hours to see how it all plays out. today is dry but it's not going to stay that way. >> thank you. investigators have ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning as 14 people at a san francisco party were sent to the hospital. the party-goers at a duplex on courtlandt avenue complained of scratchy throats sunday night. the fire department says only two people tested positive for low levels of carbon monoxide which could have been caused by heavy cigarette smoke in the unit. a simple mistake led to a hazmat material at a gym in san jose's evergreen area. about 150 people all evacuated from the silver creek
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sportsplex there after some complaints of shortness of breath. about 7:30 last night the fire department says the incident was caused by someone putting too much aromatic oil on rocks in the steam room in the gym. 5:37. a fremont woman suffered minor injuries when police say her boyfriend tried to hang her from a tree. the woman's hands were tied behind her back. a noose was placed around her neck. but police say when her boyfriend went inside, she managed to reach for her cell phone in her back pocket and called 911. >> he was intent on killing her? >> yes. he told hers of going to kill her and he was planning to hang her. >> police say 31-year-old daniel howard used the woman as a shield when they arrived. he made a run for it but was arrested for attempted murder shortly thereafter. his brother was at the home at the time and said he was probably high on drugs. the woman was not badly injured. san jose is asking the public for help in choosing the city's next police chief. the city is holding public
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hearings to talk about a replacement for chris moore, retiring at the end of january. moore has been chief for two years. the head of the police union says his successor will have some issues to deal with. >> our police department is falling apart. we have more people leaving. we just had two more going to los gatos, on top of three that just went to redwood city on top of another three or four huh went to santa cruz. >> the fresno and sacramento police chiefs are two of the people mentioned as possible candidates. a 15-year-old is expected to be tried as an adult for a deadly crime spree in san jose. the teenager could go to court today. he is accused along with 26- year-old jonathan wilbanks of a series of crimes that happened earlier this month. police say the two robbed four businesses, killed a man during a carjacking attempt, and had a shootout with police 10 days ago. and a holiday gift for oakland shoppers, free saturday parking.
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the idea is to bolster business for local businesses. the offer runs through december 29 and applies to any metered space and city-owned garages. that is a gift. >> yeah, it brings you into town, it's good for everybody. are you looking to charge this christmas holiday? which credit card offers the best deals? >> he is the half man in "two and a half men." why does he want people to stop watching the show? >> mother nature puts on a display. why scientists are excited to see this lava flow? where is it? we'll tell you when we come back.
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the best credit cards for the season. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> with credit card offers on the rise again where should holiday shoppers start? >> reporter: well, let's start with the a good kind of credit card consumer not carrying extra debt. if you want a really good short-term bang for your buck the chase sapphire offers the most valuable initial bonus on the market. you have to charge a bunch of money. cardholders who charge at least $3,000 during the first three months earn bonus points that can be redeemed for a $400 credit towards your balance or $500 in travel accommodations. sweet deal. and the card doesn't charge an annual fee during the first year. you're looking for a longer term benefit check the blue cash preferred card from american express. it offers 6% cash back on supermarket purchases. that's a big number. 3% on gas and department store purchases 1% on everything. there is a $75 annual fee but if you spend $1,000 in the
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first three months the bonus will cover that annual fee for two years. >> you better pay it back quick, too, right? >> reporter: that's right. >> what if you want to avoid those high interest charges? you'll get nailed eventually, right? >> right. and so we're really talking about two different kinds of borrowers. you pay your card off every month. the second person is concerned with interest rates and the charges on these cards. the citi diamond preferred no interest on purchases for 18 months no annual fee. from you carrying a balance on a card and that interest rate is popping up and you want to transfer the balance, check the slate card from chase a zero percent balance on transfers for 15 months. >> wow. >> it doesn't charge a balance transfer fee nor does it charge an annual fee. so two really good options there. i know a lot of people are putting a certain type of plastic on plastic.
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they are giving gift cards. and here's what you need to know. gift cards can contain really high fees. on moneywatch.com we have a great blog post called beware of gift card fees. they are really insidious. >> oh, no. i love gift cards, jill. >> sorry. >> how about cash? that works, too, right? >> cash is good. little bills in an envelope. very unromantic, right? >> jill schlesinger of cbsmarketwatch.com, thank you. another post-thanksgiving day has a special name. today is declared giving tuesday. this is a good one. it's part of an effort to encourage people across the nation to help nonprofits in their communities. hundreds of malls are taking part including stoneridge in pleasanton. >> we hope that it grows but just to get people to start
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talking about how to give back. >> you're encouraged to donate to groups like the american red cross and hope hospice. yesterday cyber monday appears to have been a success. the research firm com score estimates that consumers spent $1.5 billion yesterday shopping online. that's 20% more than last year. there you go. >> were you part of that party? i was not. >> were you part of that party? >> i was not. spent too much on black friday. >> speak of black friday, black tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday -- it's going to get ugly. >> it is going to get wet and in a hurry. there could be problems in the bay area by the weekend because we have rain coming in a subtropical source that's being tapped reminds us of some of the great floods in the past of the bay area and i'm not suggesting there's going to be flooding but there is the potential for that so folks in the flood-prone areas, you know, around the napa river and the russian river and the guerneville area and the places that historically flood over the guadalupe in san jose you remember that during the new year's eve storm of 1997,
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flooded. so we have to be on the lookout for all that because it's going to get wet for the next five days beginning tomorrow. out the door today, less fog, just patchy dense fog here and there. around bay the bay and inland mostly cloudy skies to start off with. in the headlines, increasing clouds, winds picking up, gale warnings posted for the offshore waters. wind gusts will be a factor that could bring power outages and tree limbs down out through parts of the bay area and the rain will spread south beginning late tonight and here's where it's all coming from. low pressure in the eastern pacific is winding up and when it does it's going to deliver a pitch to the bay area. clouds, rain, wind tomorrow. today, we simply set the stage. we'll get a little bit of a peek of the sunshine and enjoy it while you can. it's the last we'll see of it for a while. as you look at the -- we roll ahead the forecast of how much rain we are going to get in the next 24 hours, you can see that this first system coming
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through on wednesday simply saturates the ground. it's on thursday and friday and saturday that we get hit by more powerful storms that will bring more abundant rainfall and powerful winds, as well. heading out to the airport okay mostly cloudy southwest winds to 20. down in the southland today the numbers will be in the 70s. los angeles looks nice. new york is getting a mix of rain and snow and 37 degrees. forecast highs for the bay area today under mostly cloudy skies, we'll have numbers ranging from 61 at napa in san francisco 62, and san jose will hit 63 degrees. 64 at fairfield. in the extended forecast increasing clouds today, rain tomorrow, about two-thirds of an inch to an inch and a half on thursday. another more powerful system comes in on friday and saturday. we'll finally begin to ease up on sunday. monday we'll begin to exhale. between now and then, stay tuned. we have the bay area's best radar, we really do, up atop
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mount vaca. and we are the only ones who have access to that data. paul deanno will be in tonight. lawrence karnow will be back tomorrow morning. stay tuned. in terms of how all this the news of the morning and the patchy, dense fog is affecting the traffic, you know who we turn to. elizabeth? >> unfortunately, fog is not an issue this morning as we thought blanketing all our bridges yesterday. you won't have to contend with that. here's a live look, cars this morning across the san mateo bridge. the cars, the taillights, that's westbound 92. 15 minutes is that drive time now between hayward and foster city. some other roads, here's a live look at the westbound 580 drive. getting busy you can see some of that fog in this camera. a little bit of fog right there making it hard to see that eastbound 580 commute but in the commute direction of westbound 580 so far looks good through livermore and near the dublin interchange. let's go to our maps. we have been following a number of breaking news incidents overnight. and at this hour, the off-ramp
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to treasure island remains shut down eastbound and westbound from interstate 80. there's been a police standoff since late last night. this is not impacting the main lines of the free. you can use the bay bridge. it's not causing delays from the pay gates to the skyway. they have not turned on the metering lights so no big delays behind the metering lights and the pay gates. police activity continues in milpitas. there was an officer-involved shooting. suspect on the loose. blocked off a stretch of jacklin road between arizona and campbell. main lines in milpitas, 880, 237, everything else looks good. flight to catch at sfo, here's 101 looks good all the way down along the peninsula. and it continues to move well down towards san mateo. by the way, 280 is still moving at top speeds, as well. we have a few brake lights now through the altamont pass. the drive time is in the yellow 20 minutes between the
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altamont pass and the dublin interchange. highway 4 also your usual slowing right now through antioch. that is traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. a big hoax on facebook is playing on people's desires for privacy. a message is being passed around urging others to copy and paste the post or else facebook will use their content for commercial use without their permission. the message is false. if you get one, just delete it. the youngest star of "two and a half men" is making disparaging remarks about his own show. >> if you watch "two and a half men," please stop watching "two and a half men." i'm on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. please stop watching it. please stop filling your head with filth. >> that is angus jones who plays jake harper on the cbs sitcom. he made these comments to a christian website reporter. he says the show conflicts
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with religious views. the video was posted by the forerunner christian church in fremont but he is still on the show. >> getting paid. >> he has been on the show for 10 years. >> a long time. 5:52. coming up is brian wilson on the way out of san francisco? >> plus, a birth that couldn't wait. how some good samaritans at a bart station helped deliver this little newborn.
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recognizable players. pitcher brian wilson... the one with the big black beard... remains unsigned. friday is the de the san francisco giants could be days away from losing brian wilson. he and that big blackbeard remain unsigned. friday is the deadline for major league baseball teams to tender contracts to all their unsigned players. "san francisco chronicle" says wilson and the team are far
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apart on salary issue and after romo's performance in the play-offs he could be moving on. a dramatic birth of a baby at a bart station in the east bay. she couldn't wait. jasmine osborne's contractions were five minutes apart just before 6:00 yesterday morning. her husband drove her towards alta bates hospital in berkeley. they didn't make it. jasmine's water broke in the front seat of the car. they sped off the freeway pulled up to a bart station. >> the guy got out of the car and was yelling she is having the baby. >> i was screaming my child is being born, call 911! >> he hit the floor a little bit. i was in so muc pain. i pushed her out. >> she wrapped her third child in a coat from a taxi driver. the family spent the night at kaiser in antioch.
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the baby is healthy. they can all go home probably sometime today. it is 5:56. treasure island closed. how a standoff with a suspected gunman ended just a short time ago. >> plus, dramatic video out of australia. how the driver of this crane escaped the flames. >> reporter: live in milpitas, where roads are blocked and police are on scene. chp confirmed shots are fired in the area. we'll have a live report when we return.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald a police standoff on treasure island. we have cbs 5 exclusive video of the standoff and how it all ended. >> and some developing news out of santa clara county. milpitas police were responding to shots fired. now they are searching for the gunman. we'll have a